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EPA to begin tougher testing of all diesel cars after VW scandal – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Saturday, September 26, 2015

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Across-the-bay cooperation slams brakes on auto thefts – FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Across-the-bay cooperation slams brakes on auto thefts Local News Across-the-bay cooperation slams brakes on auto thefts An auto theft task force created five weeks ago is credited with reversing an alarming increase in auto burglaries and car thefts.  LARGO (FOX 13) – An auto theft task force created five weeks ago is credited with reversing an alarming increase in auto burglaries and car thefts.  “Over the past 30 days, we…

5 Fuel-Efficient Volkswagen Diesel Cars Not Caught up in Emissions Scandal – TheStreet.com

Saturday, September 26, 2015

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Would you be willing to purchase a Volkswagen vehicle, even if it was not named in the group where VW U.S. cheated emissions tests? The German car manufacturer admitted to using software to cheat on emission tests on its diesel cars in the U.S., which regulators estimate to have affected about 482,000 cars sold in the U.S. (the tally is closer to 11 million cars worldwide). Those…

VW Scandal Socks Auto-Parts Makers – Barron’s

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Fahrvergnügen is German for an unseemly act performed on environmental regulators—or it might as well be. Volkswagen, which used the term for driving enjoyment in a 1990 ad campaign, admitted this past week that 11 million of its “clean diesel” cars worldwide aren’t, well, so clean. Diesel engines produce excellent power and efficiency at the cost of high levels of pollutants, including nitrogen oxides, which can impair breathing. Volkswagen developed…

Volkswagen Scandal Tests Auto-Loving Germany – Wall Street Journal

Saturday, September 26, 2015

BERLIN—Warnings that diesel cars were generating more pollution than allowed—and that emissions tests were less than adequate—had been voiced long before the Volkswagen AG scandal blew up last weekend. But in car-loving Germany, few had an incentive to take a closer look. In a country where one in seven people earn their living, directly…

Diesel BMW, Mercedes, Opel, PSA Cars Suspected Of Manipulating Emissions Tests … – Carscoops (blog)

Friday, September 25, 2015

As it turns out, Volkswagen may not be the only carmaker that sold diesel-powered cars which exceeded allowed emissions levels. A report from Transport & Environment drops the bomb, claiming more carmakers sell vehicles which exceed the European limit for air pollution. During the past three years, Transport & Environment (T&E), with the support of the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT – the organization that alerted US authorities to…

EPA to road test cars after Volkswagen emissions scandal – USA TODAY

Friday, September 25, 2015

A Volkswagen dealership in Oakland.(Photo: JOHN G. MABANGLO, EPA) The Environmental Protection Agency told automakers on Friday that it will begin road tests of all new vehicle models and vehicles already on the road  to examine emissions claims following the exposure of Volkswagen’s regulation-cheating scandal. The agency sent a letter to manufacturers notifying them that it will no longer rely exclusively on laboratory testing to validate emissions performance. EPA also plans…

VW Scandal Tests Auto-Loving Germany – Wall Street Journal

Friday, September 25, 2015

BERLIN—Warnings that diesel cars were generating more pollution than allowed—and that emissions tests were less than adequate—had been voiced long before the Volkswagen AG scandal blew up last weekend. But in car-loving Germany, few had an incentive to take a closer look. In a country where one in seven people earn their living, directly…

The Latest: Switzerland to ban sales of some VW group cars – KSL.com

Friday, September 25, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — The latest developments on the Volkswagen emissions scandal. All times local. ___ 9:45 p.m. Switzerland is banning sales of Volkswagen Group cars with outdated emissions systems in the wake of the emissions-rigging scandal that started in the United States. Thomas Rohrbach, spokesman for the Swiss federal office of roadways, says Friday that the ban is on all cars with diesel engines in the “euro 5″ emissions category….

Lawmakers spar over auto safety fixes – The Hill

Friday, September 25, 2015

Lawmakers in the House sparred on Friday over a set of competing proposals to improve the federal government’s oversight of the U.S. auto industry after a series of recalls involving defective car parts.  Republicans offered a pair of bills in a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Friday that are intended to address concerns that have been raised by a series of auto recalls that have occurred recently at…

Volkswagen ‘Dieselgate’ Fallout: Germany Tests Cars; Report Sends BMW Shares Down – NPR

Friday, September 25, 2015

i Volkswagen diesels are shown behind a security fence on a storage lot near a VW dealership in Salt Lake City. The carmaker is reeling from a scandal over its use of devices to fool emissions tests of diesel models. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption itoggle caption Rick Bowmer/AP Volkswagen diesels are shown behind a security fence on a storage lot near a VW dealership in Salt Lake City. The carmaker…

Volkswagen ‘Dieselgate’ Fallout: Germany Tests Cars; Report Sends BMW Shares Down – NPR

Friday, September 25, 2015

i Volkswagen diesels are shown behind a security fence on a storage lot near a VW dealership in Salt Lake City. The carmaker is reeling from a scandal over its use of devices to fool emissions tests of diesel models. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption itoggle caption Rick Bowmer/AP Volkswagen diesels are shown behind a security fence on a storage lot near a VW dealership in Salt Lake City. The carmaker…

EPA to road-test cars after Volkswagen emissions scandal – USA TODAY

Friday, September 25, 2015

A Volkswagen dealership in Oakland.(Photo: JOHN G. MABANGLO, EPA) The Environmental Protection Agency told automakers on Friday that it will begin road tests of all new and used vehicle models to examine emissions claims following the exposure of Volkswagen’s regulation cheating scandal. The agency sent a letter to manufacturers notifying them that it will no longer rely exclusively on laboratory testing to validate emissions performance. EPA also plans to begin testing all…

VW rigged tests on 2.8 million cars in Germany, Berlin says – Reuters UK

Friday, September 25, 2015

WOLFSBURG, Germany Volkswagen rigged emission tests on about 2.8 million diesel vehicles in Germany, the country’s transport minister said on Friday, nearly six times as many as it has admitted to falsifying in the United States. His comments, pointing to cheating on a bigger scale than previously thought, deepened the crisis at the world’s largest automaker as its supervisory board held a crucial meeting. The board is widely expected to…

Volkswagen scandal: Australia unable to confirm cars have test-cheating software – The Guardian

Friday, September 25, 2015

Lawyers and the Australian consumer watchdog are circling Volkswagen, with the carmaker still unable to say whether its cars in Australia have been fitted with software that cheats environmental tests. Volkswagen has admitted that it installed a program in the engine software of some of its diesel cars that reduced toxic emissions when being tested. The US Environmental Protection Agency discovered that 482,000 VW diesel cars on American roads were…

Diesel BMW, Mercedes, Opel, PSA Cars Suspected Of Cheating On Emissions Tests … – Carscoops (blog)

Friday, September 25, 2015

As it turns out, Volkswagen may not be the only carmaker that sold diesel-powered cars which exceeded allowed emissions levels. A report from Transport & Environment drops the bomb, claiming more carmakers sell vehicles which exceed the European limit for air pollution. During the past three years, Transport & Environment (T&E), with the support of the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT – the organization that alerted US authorities to…

10 cars that are favorites of owners – Bankrate.com

Friday, September 25, 2015

© General Motors 10 cars that are favorites among owners A large group of owners giving high ratings to their cars can boost your confidence in the cars you’re thinking about buying. Research firm AutoPacific’s 2015 Ideal Vehicle Awards makes such ratings based on responses from new car owners after 90 days of ownership. Here are our 10 favorite cars from their picks. Looking for an auto loan to buy…

VW scandal: British cars face emissions retests as ministers launch own … – Telegraph.co.uk

Friday, September 25, 2015

By Tom Morgan, Special Correspondent 10:15PM BST 24 Sep 2015 All new models of diesel cars on sale in Britain face being retested, the Government announced last night as ministers launched their own investigation into the Volkswagen scandal. Patrick McLoughlin, the Transport Secretary, announced an inquiry amid suspicions that other motoring giants could have rigged emissions data. Tests on diesel cars could be re-run to ensure the lab results tally…

Volkswagen ‘Dieselgate’ Fallout: Germany Tests Cars; Report Sends BMW Shares Down – NPR

Thursday, September 24, 2015

i Volkswagen diesels are shown behind a security fence on a storage lot near a VW dealership in Salt Lake City. The carmaker is reeling from a scandal over its use of devices to fool emissions tests of diesel models. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption itoggle caption Rick Bowmer/AP Volkswagen diesels are shown behind a security fence on a storage lot near a VW dealership in Salt Lake City. The carmaker…

Volkswagen ‘Dieselgate’ Fallout: Germany Tests Cars; Report Sends BMW Shares Down – NPR

Thursday, September 24, 2015

i Volkswagen diesels are shown behind a security fence on a storage lot near a VW dealership in Salt Lake City. The carmaker is reeling from a scandal over its use of devices to fool emissions tests of diesel models. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption itoggle caption Rick Bowmer/AP Volkswagen diesels are shown behind a security fence on a storage lot near a VW dealership in Salt Lake City. The carmaker…